Friday, March 14, 2014

Lesson of the day 1349

Ayahs of the day:
God -- there is no other deity; God will certainly gather you together to face the day of judgment, on which there can be no doubt. And who speaks more truly than God? [4: 87]

Hadith of the day:
There is nothing dearer to Allah than supplication (du'a). [Tirmidhi]

Wise quote of the day:
The presence of taqwa is recognized by three things: rushing to fulfill Allah's commands; seeking nothing from people; speaking and acting only for what benefits one in this life and in the Hereafter. [Shaqeeq al-Balkhi]

Guidance of the day:
It is good manners for the fasting person not to sleep too much by day, nor eat too much by night. Let him be moderate in both, that he may feel some hunger and thirst, that his soul may be disciplined, his appetites weakened, and his heart illuminated. This is the secret and purpose of fasting. Let him avoid luxuries and excess in indulging his appetites and pleasures. Self-discipline and refraining from indulging the appetites of one's soul have a great effect in illuminating the heart and are more incumbent in Ramadan.

Strive to make your acts of goodness and benevolence as abundant as you can in Ramadan, for it is a blessed time when wages are multiplied, reward is abundant, and good works are made easy, since the soul that incites to evil is imprisoned by hunger and thirst, and the evils that discourage people from good works and place obstacles from them are shackled, unable to spread corruption. [Counsels of Religion by Imam al-Haddad]

Food for thought:
Gossip is always a personal confession either of malice or imbecility. It is the art of saying nothing in a way that leaves practically nothing unsaid. Of every ten persons who talk about you, nine will say something bad, and the tenth will say something good in a bad way.

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